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The Upcycle

April 6, 2015


I just finished reading The Upcycle by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart. Similar to how I felt after reading their previous book Cradle to Cradle, I was woefully ashamed of how terrible a job I’ve been doing at the principles they discuss in their books and inspired to work towards creating a more positive world. […]

You Say “Green” but I Don’t Think You Know What it Means

March 6, 2012


What is Sustainability? The last decade or so has seen the emergence of “green design” or sustainable design to the forefront of everyday architecture. The common usage of these terms is to describe a method of construction and usage of materials that tries to be “environmentally friendly”. This is a good thing. Regardless of your beliefs on […]

What’s Up with LEED

December 9, 2011


LEED is No Longer Leading Once upon a time, an organisation came along with the intent to change the way we build buildings. Their goal was to create a rating system that would encourage clients and architects to design their buildings sustainably to better our world. That group is the USGBC and their method is the LEED […]